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Bolton College

2017 Full Inspection Report
What does the provider need to do to improve?
  • Ensure that teachers’ planning for learning consistently and fully meets the needs of individual learners, and make sure that it provides learning of an appropriate pace and level of challenge for learners of all abilities, particularly at level 3 and on courses for adults.
  • Review and reinforce ways of improving attendance on GCSE and functional skills English and mathematics courses, so that learners improve their skills and gain qualifications in these essential subjects.
  • Ensure that teachers set clear and precise targets for learners, so that learners are clear about how they can improve their work, make more rapid progress and achieve their potential.

2015 Full Inspection Report
What does the provider need to do to improve further?
  • Increase the proportions of learners who achieve their main learning goal and their target qualifications by continuing to focus on improving the quality of teaching, learning and assessment. Ensure that all teachers plan effectively to meet the needs of individual learners, particularly the most able. Improve the quality of verbal and written feedback that learners receive so that they know what they need to do to improve their work. Monitor learners’ progress closely and take action quickly to support those at risk of failing.
  • Increase the number of learners who study GCSE qualifications in English and/or mathematics, and improve the quality of tutors’ verbal and written feedback so that learners can improve their grade.
  • Closely monitor the impact of the changes made to the management of the apprenticeship programmes to ensure that all apprentices experience at least a good quality programme and to improve significantly the proportion of apprentices who achieve the framework in the planned time.
  • Review and analyse the impact of quality improvement actions the college takes in order to ensure that they have the desired effect so that outcomes for learners improve quickly and are at least good across all subject areas.
  • Intervene quickly and decisively to improve the performance of teachers whose practice is below the required standard.

2010 Full Inspection Report
What does Bolton College need to do to improve further?
  • Continue to improve success rates for learners by consolidating current improvement practices.
  • Provide further staff training to improve the setting of learning targets and improve the monitoring of learners’ progress and skill development.
  • Improve teaching and learning by giving staff better feedback about their performance with a greater focus on the quality of the learning taking place in lessons.
  • Continue to support staff to develop their skills in applying ILT to enhance teaching and learning sessions.

2005 Full Inspection Report
Areas for improvement

The college should address:

  • success rates for learners aged 16-18 and at level 3
  • low key skills success rates
  • insufficient planning for individual learning
  • insufficient use of ILT in lessons
  • insufficiently effective communications on the arrangements for childcare provision
  • unsatisfactory resources for ICT.

2003 Re-Inspection Report


2003 Full Inspection Report


2001 Full Inspection Report
What should be improved
  • reliability of data available for management and quality assurance
  • consistency and quality of tutorial arrangements for students
  • proportion of students successfully completing their studies
  • some aspects of the management of work-based learning
  • some lacklustre and uninspiring teaching
  • dissemination of good practice across the college
  • application of good management practices.

2000 Full Inspection Report


Report Recommendations